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Morning Seditionists

Monday

Posted by pjsauter on April 29, 2013
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Because I did a little bit over the weekend, I’m now paying the price. My foot hurt yesterday, was killing me all night long last night, and hurts so bad I can barely walk this morning. So I’m sitting here trying to figure out how to keep ice on it while still functioning. This should make taking the dog to the vet this morning even more fun that I thought it would be. I guess I’ll just have to hobble through.

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on April 28, 2013
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With all the conflicting information and rampant speculation about the Boston Bomber Dudes, it’s hard to really get a handle on just what the hell the deal with them is. Except for one thing I think we can all agree on. As with most messed up people, the blame clearly falls on the mother. Damns mothers, right? And if you don’t believe me, then just ask Texas Republican Michael McCaul (who I never heard of, but I suppose I should have since he apparently chairs the House Committee on Fatherland Security).

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on April 24, 2013
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Yesterday was a beautiful day here. The temperature was in the low sixties, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, no wind – just perfect. So perfect that I wound up sitting outside until way past my bedtime with a fire going. Being outside in the sun (and later star and moon) shine really makes me appreciate sitting here in my windowless coffin of an office. Yeah. Screw that fresh air and sunshine shit.

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Earth Day

Posted by pjsauter on April 22, 2013
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Another weekend in the books. Saturday was pretty crappy. Cold, windy, snowy. When it wasn’t snowing, it was dark and brooding (and did I mention windy? Like, really windy). So it wasn’t conducive to getting much accomplished. I did manage to pound the rest of my fence posts into the ground, but that was about it.

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on April 19, 2013
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Chechens? Gotta say, I didn’t see that coming. Quite a bit of excitement over there in Massachusetts. Probably not a good idea to rob a 7-Eleven if you’ve had your photo spread across the world. On the bright side, if you live in Boston, it sounds like your weekend is starting early this week. What the hell would drive a couple of young kids to do something like this is beyond me – and we may never know, if the second one goes the way of his brother. Though apparently there’s a third guy who may or may not have something to do with all this.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on April 18, 2013
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I was pretty surprised yesterday to hear they’d arrested a suspect in the Boston Massacre case so quickly. I guess my surprise was justified. That’s what I get for paying attention to anything CNN has to say. Not that I was alone in my gullibility. All the “serious” news folks dutifully repeated whatever CNN had to say – AP, BBC, CBC, you name it. Not being a serious news person, I’m not sure how shit like this happens.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on April 17, 2013
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It’s stupid meeting day today, and unless it gets cancelled in the next few minutes, it looks like it’s on. Typically, it starts out with the person who keeps insisting we have this meeting saying, “I don’t have anything.” Well, great. Remind me what the point of this nonsense is again?

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on April 16, 2013
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Normally I’d be writing something like, “I hope y’all got your taxes done yesterday,” but of course with yesterday’s events in Boston, I guess explosions will be the talk of the day (and for many days to come, I expect). I didn’t pay all that much attention to it yesterday, because, other than the initial reports, the media tends to just keep regurgitating the few facts that are known, and a whole lot of speculation. Over and over and over. After checking in today, it appears that things could have been worse, as two more devices were found unexploded (or not, depending on what news account you read. I don’t think there’ll be any quick answers on this).

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on April 14, 2013
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Ah, I see the ground is covered with white stuff this morning. Must be April in Syracuse. The snow’s not supposed to stick around, though. They say a high of 50 today, and, since tomorrow is Monday, it’s supposed to be in the 70s. Yesterday was pretty chilly as I was out trying to get some fencing done and eventually got caught in a downpour. Now I’ve got a bit of a cough and a sore throat (plus I’m kind of sore from all the bending and pounding and stuff).

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on April 9, 2013
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Much of the world seems to be suffering from post-Maggie depression. I really wasn’t terribly interested in hearing about her, but of course I had NPR on all day yesterday and was forced to listen. One person – it may have be British PM David Cameron – said people would be talking about her achievements for “hundreds of years.” Really? I realize she was every Konservative’s wet dream of union busting and “privatization,” but I think she’ll be pretty quickly forgotten. Hell, she already was mostly forgotten before she croaked and brought lots of attention to herself. Of course, the consequences of what she and her contemporaries around the world (and her political progeny in the UK) will, unfortunately, live on for quite some time. As for her? A footnote in the history of Britain: Margaret Thatcher, first female PM. Bubble cut hairdo.

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